Stewarton & District Historical Society       Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation :  SC011194.

Dunlop Street 1970D

Stewarton Viaduct 2008

Coat of Arms reproduced by permission  of Stewarton Community Council

Springwell Place 1860

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26th January 2024


Went to and hit a gold mine with David and Ian..

Based on sending them just a rudimentary summary of our family history in Scotland, they prepared a thorough family tree sketch that was shown to us upon arrival.

The same family tree took Dad years to come up with, but David actually caught two errors prior to our arrival.

David had also mapped out the 3 farms that Dad’s great grandmother Janet Kerr lived on. He also took photos of them as well as talked to the current  owner of one of them.

So, in the photo on the left are Dad , David McKie (SDHS), Jenny Hook and Ian Macdonald (SDHS)

David and Ian’s smiles are indicative of how passionate they are about what they do as volunteers. We’re eternally grateful for their assistance in our search!!

Jenny Hook

Quote from Jenny’s blog, July 2013.


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Check our Laigh Kirk burial ground Memorial inscriptions.

Read through the Stewarton Census records  of 1841  1851  1861.

See our collection of Stewarton and Dunlop Sports Clubs records and trophies. Golf, Cricket, Bowling, Quoiting, Athletics, Tennis.

Stewarton Golf Club medal champion medals. First presented to the club in 1912 by Mr T.H.Gollan Esq of Lochridge house, Stewarton.

The first winner earned the honour playing on Stewarton’s golf course which was then laid out on the fields where the Avonside housing estate was built.

In 1934, Dunlop Cricket Club initiated fund raising for a new clubhouse. Mrs Haddington of Dunlop set up a linen sheet in the public hall on to which names were signed by patrons who each paid 6p to the fund. Their names were then emphasised by coloured embroidery by Mrs Haddington.

341 people signed the sheet which was recently mounted in a framed by Marlyn Thom and donated to the museum.

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Resources in the museum.

                              1, Visitors can access a collection of written articles, books, artefacts,

                                   Photographs, paintings, maps and  computer records .

2. Visitors will be helped by friendly volunteers from the Historical Society.

                    3, Visitors can search  for answers to their particular questions  about the following.:-

                                                        * Properties, Streets and Railways

                                                         * Sports and pastimes.

                                                        * People, families, groups and guilds

                                                        * Trades, shops, hotels, works and pubs.

                                                         * Churches and schools.

                                                         * Genealogy.

David and Ian with American visitors to the old museum.

Mr and Mrs Alex McMiillan and their son, playing on the course at Draffen,Meikle Cutstraw in the background